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The Silent March of 1917

Wednesday, August 19th, 5:00pm6:00pm

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1917 silent march


It was a summer of attacks across America on people of color. Join historian Eric K. Washington, whose book, Boss of the Grips, has just been awarded a 2020 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for History, and Greg Young of the Bowery Boys, for a discussion about the Silent March of 1917. Approximately 10,000 African Americans marched down Fifth Avenue to the beat of muffled drums, without saying a word, in protest. Here’s your chance, in our turbulent times, to learn about the roots of civil resistance on the streets of New York City just over a century ago.

$5/Free for members. This conversation is part of our new series of virtual programs about the history of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, Zooming in on History. On the day of the program, participants will receive a Zoom link and access code.

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